This mural, painted with broad brushstrokes, represents a banyan tree and is made using makrana marble and kadappa stone. The branches of the tree ascend towards the library wall of the British Council. Correa was known for the heart he carried for the poor, especially those in urban spaces. In the Indian context, the banyan symbolises two things — community and shelter. More significantly, the banyan is a haven of the homeless, even in partially urbanised spaces. So, more than anything else, a design element involving the banyan would have been representative of Correa`s philosophy of design. This was the concept behind the curation of this black on white mural.

Completed, 1992

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